All wired after a night a literary snarkery, reliving one of my favorite nights at Clarion. Real content and writing challenges coming soon, but for now, Tab Close!
I don’t think i quite have the hang of how Neil does this. But here’s what’s currently open in my browser:
Been meaning to read Benjamin Rosenbaum’s “Biographical Notes to
‘A Discourse on the Nature of Causality, with Air-planes‘” for forever. I love his stuff. Soon, soon…
Also, possibly the single best short story title ever: Let Us Now Praise Awesome Dinosaurs By Leonard Richardson
Want to read this Washington Post article on the posible upswing of the economy.
I’m slightly embarrassed that i started researching the rational behind the creation of Pink Floyd’s The Wall. Moving on…
An acquaintance wants me to write a story about Sephardi Jews. She says Benjamin Rosenbaum will give me a cookie if i do.
The second i started actually doing research for a story, i became instantly addicted to Google Timeline.
Speaking of research, i want to write a story for John Joseph Adam’s The Way of the Wizard Anthology set during the Portuguese Inquisition. I think this map will be useful.
I found this article about The Nemesis for said story. I mix all this together and i get … who knows?
Really digging on Lilith Saintcrow’s Writers And Social Media: The Shoulds and Should NOTs.
Ahhhhh … that makes my browser much more slim and easy.
Motivation and i are on a trial separation. I’ve been casually dating the twins, Procrastination and Distraction and my old girlfriend, Apathy keeps calling.
Feh, i say!
My writing’s been derailed since i finished the first draft of the novel. I’ve done a few pokes at a couple of stories, but nothing’s really gelling.
Me no like.
So, as always, this calls for drastic measures. I don’t know what yet, but stay tuned, cause it might involve cash prizes or at least me making a fool of myself.
Oh, and i might as well start doing music and art again if i don’t start writing regularly.
See you soon.
Readercon! Never been. A bunch of friends recommend it. It’ll be interesting to compare it to WFC, Orycon and Norwescon. This’ll be my first east coast con since i started writing.
Of course i’m mostly excited to see Paul, a bunch of friends and, oh yeah, Readercon.
I’m excited, nervous, all the usual. I’ve been trying to do the whole professional prep thing: Black suit, biz cards, etc. But i’m having trouble getting my head into con mode. We’ll see…